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Moby Moves Past Election

Politically Minded artist concedes before his candidate does

As Americans awaited John Kerry’s concession speech, one vocal
Kerry supporter was already looking ahead to George W. Bush’s
second presidential term. “If you need us, my friends and I will be
drunk for the next four years,” Moby posted on his Web site this

The hotly contested election highlights the cultural chasm
between a Republican constituency in the South and southern
portions of the Midwest, and a Democratic voting block composed
largely of the West and East Coast and northern regions of the
Midwest. Moby — who has been a vocal supporter of, the
political action group that formed to unseat Bush — questions why
the at-odds geographical regions need to stay together.

“Can someone remind me why secession is not an option at this
point?” Moby wrote. “Wouldn’t the red states be happier without us?
We could still travel freely and trade freely with them, but can’t
we just leave? Then you could have three countries: Northeastistan,
Pacificstan, Redstateistan.”

Half-serious realignment strategies aside, Moby also
acknowledged the need to move forward. “Americans have made their
choice,” he continued. “We might not necessarily agree with their
choice, but we do have to accept that the choice was made
democratically, and without coercion. And now we ask . . . what

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